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Disabled ship rescued off Ireland

Christian Fernsby ▼ | October 23, 2020
Three rescue craft came to the aid of a disabled cargo ship adrift in heavy seas and in danger of hitting the rocks off the Irish coast.
Lily B
Disabled   Lily B
The Antigua Barbuda flagged general cargo vessel Lily B reported to MRCC Dublin Tuesday afternoon that it had lost power off the Waterford Harbor, southeast of Ireland.

Topics: Ireland

The Irish Coast Guard called upon three Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI) lifeboats from Dunmore East, Kilmore Quay and Rosslare to aid the drifting vessel until a tug could arrive.

Dunmore East's Trent, Kilmore's Tamar and Rosslare Harbour's Severn secured tow lines to the Lily B and battled 6-meter swells for 12 hours to ensure the cargo vessel remained at sea away from the rocks, said volunteer organization RNLI.